Beautiful Jim Key - The Lost History of the World's Smartest Horse
Gina's note: I thought I'd read every horse story in existence, and knew of every "famous" horse in history. But the story of Jim Key was almost not told - ever - until Tennessee native and author Mim Eichler Rivas found herself in the middle of a mystery. That surrounding the nearly lost story of a horse who could read, write, do math and his owner; former slave, Civil War veteran, self-taught veterinarian Dr William Key. This well-written and extensively researched true story is one of the best I have ever read. After I found myself at a horse expo, enthusiastically praising this book to a total stranger, in a booth belonging to a vendor I didn't even know... I decided it would be a good idea to make it available to HoofPrint's own customers. -Enjoy!
Everyone should read this book and learn the story of a remarkable horse and owner whose story almost faded away to the ages.
This book is terrific and well written. What a story! This is one of my favorite books ever. I would not have known about it if not for Ginas recommendation!
- Andria Creighton, IN
Amazing & admirable
What a wonderful book for horse lovers & anyone compassionate towards animals. The story of Beautiful Jim Key & Dr William Key is amazing & admirable. Attention to historical details keeps you engaged even if youre not a history buff.
Wonderful story about a horse that Iíve never heard of before seeing it on HoofPrints website. I highly recommend it to all my horsey friends.
- Amy, OH
This book touched me deeply
I just had to write and tell you how much I adored the book Beautiful Jim Key. Why this story got lost to time is beyond me. It touched me as deeply as my first encounter with Gandhi did. Whether one is a horseperson or just an all-around animal lover, a lover of history, and a lover of compassion for all creatures on earth, this is a book nobody should miss. Thank you for offering it.
This is an amazing story about a very special horse. I had never heard of Jim Key before, but I wont forget him now. Im so glad his story has been rescued from being lost forever. I highly recommend this book for yourself or as a gift for a fellow horse lover.